Mike Lindell’s opponents are ridiculing the MyPillow CEO after he disclosed that the FBI had confiscated his phone as former President Donald Trump and his allies continue being targeted by federal law enforcement.
Lindell said in videos posted online Tuesday that FBI agents surrounded him at a Hardee’s restaurant and demanded he turn over his phone. The circumstances over Lindell’s reportedly seized phone aren’t fully clear. Lindell has been among the most vocal backers of Trump’s extensively debunked claim that the 2020 presidential election was marred by fraud. His revelation drew swift reactions from critics as well as defenders.
“Mike Lindell ordered a lawyer at the Hardee’s drive thru because the FBI seized his phone,” law professor Daniel Uhlfelder said in a tweet.
The FBI in August carried out a court-approved search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida as part of the Justice Department’s investigation into the former president’s alleged mishandling of sensitive government documents.
The DOJ recently issued subpoenas to more than 30 former associates of Trump, CNN reported earlier Tuesday.
Allies of Trump say federal law enforcement is being used for political purposes.
“What is it about Mike Lindell the left hates so much?” author and Trump ally Nick Adams said in a tweet. “Do they hate that he’s a strong Christian and one of the wealthiest men in the world? Do they hate that he manufactures the best pillows on earth in the USA and employs thousands of Americans? Help me understand…”
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